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Man killed by train identified

The incident happened at West Malling station. Picture: Martin Apps

A man hit and killed by a Southeastern train has been identified, police have revealed.


Delays as lorry cab bursts into flames

Smoke billows from the lorry. Picture: @jpercival104

A lorry fire that saw smoke billowing from the driver's cab has been causing delays for motorists.

Man missing from shopping centre found

Missing man Kenneth Stanley

A Lenham man who vanished from a shopping centre has been found safe.

Man who used internet to arrange child abuse jailed

Nicholas Allen

A pervert is behind bars after travelling to Kent to commit "appalling" abuse on an eight year-old girl.

Health lifeline... in a phone box

 Mayor of Tonbridge and Malling Cllr Sasha Luck, and president of the Malling Lions Mike Howes, at the opening of a defibrillator

Forget Superman, standing in one town's phone box could be a real lifesaver... after a defibrillator was installed.


Farmland catches fire

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Fire fighters extinguished a fire that covered about 15 acres of land.

Driver under investigation after two-car crash

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Police are investigating the driver of a Volvo estate car after it hit another vehicle last night.

Maidstone's help for the French recalled

The water tower is still in existence

One man's research into his own family's First World War connections exposed a remarkable story about Maidstone's post-war generosity

Road re-opens after two-lorry crash

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A road closed for more than seven hours has reopened after two lorries crashed, spilling debris onto the carriageway.


Speeding driver failed to stop despite children coming out of school

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A motorist who broke the limit, jumped a red light and drove on the wrong side of a blind bend is jailed.


Travellers with 15 caravans arrive in Snodland


Travellers who were in Leybourne have moved onto open space at Constitution Hill, Snodland.

Man crushed between two HGVs

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A man in his 20s was taken to hospital following an accident at an Aylesford business park.

Travellers leave site after legal order

Travellers in the centre of Leybourne

Travellers served with an order telling them to leave Leybourne have moved on.

Man remanded after PC seriously injured in hit and run

The road was cordoned off Picture: Kent 999s

A man's been remanded in custody after a policeman suffered serious fractures in a hit and run crash.

Man in court after police officer struck down in suspected hit and run

The road was cordoned off Picture: Kent 999s

A man is due in court today charged with GBH with intent after a police officer was seriously injured in a suspected hit and run.

Mass eviction planned at traveller site

Travellers in the centre of Leybourne

Around 100 travellers have moved on to green space in around 20 caravans.

Rogue trader warning in Borough Green

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Trading Standards has issued a warning about a rogue trader offering driveway work.

Controlled explosion following grenade find at home

Bomb disposal experts in East Peckham Picture: Kent 999s

Bomb disposal experts were called following reports of an unexploded wartime device in a quiet village.

Man suffers smoke inhilation putting out dishwasher fire

Kent Fire and Rescue.

A man reached for a garden hose to put out a fire when it broke out in his dishwasher.

Swimming pool's legacy lives on

Benjamin is the 3rd generation of the family to learn to swim in the pool after his granddad raised money to open it in 1974

What began as a traumatic experience for Bert Taylor became a well-loved fixture of Snodland helping to educate thousands of children.

Crash causes delays on M20

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Motorists faced tailbacks after a crash near junction 4 for Leybourne.

Man taken to hospital after two car accident

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A man has been taken to a hospital in London after two cars collided in a busy High Street this afternoon.

Men jailed after £10k bike theft spree

Derek Butt, left, and Michael Barnes

Two men have been jailed after bicycles worth £10,000 were stolen from railway stations including Tonbridge, West Malling and Sevenoaks.

Car crashes into pub wall

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A car struck the wall of a popular pub following a two vehicle collision.

Dad swims Channel but forgets to take a towel!

Nick Alford swimming the Channel

Nick Alford swam the 21 miles from the English to the French coast last week to raise money for charity.

Lorry driver arrested after M20 crash

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A van and a lorry crashed between Sevenoaks and Leybourne.

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